Dear Whitman Community,
I am pleased to announce that Stephanie Murdock will become the new principal of Whitman Elementary School. Stephanie comes to us from the Reynolds School District, where she has served as principal at Hartley Elementary School.
Last week we had our first fire drill of the year and today we had our first Lockdown drill for safety. Both drills were great practice and went very well. These are mandatory and important drills. Here is a schedule of all of the mandated PPS drills for the year:
• Monthly Fire Drills - the first drill must occur with-in 10 days of the start of school. Weekly fire drills are required ONLY for schools that have K-2 students located above the first floor. You must use the fire alarm on every fire drill in order to count it as a fire drill.
• September and March - Lockdown Drills • October and April-Earthquake Drills - Please try and participate in the Great Oregon Shake Out for your first earthquake drill on October 18, 2018 at 10:18 am.
• November - Lockout Drill
• January - Team Response Drill
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 503.916.6370.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Esther Omogbehin has accepted our offer to join Portland Public Schools as a Regional Superintendent. Dr. Omogbehin has a long history of utilizing her leadership skills to create an environment that prioritizes the needs of all students and the health of the communities she serves.
Dear PPS Families,
On Friday, Sept. 20, we expect a large number of PPS students to join other young people around the world to participate in a Global Climate Strike. Students are planning to walk out of class and march to Portland City Hall around 10:30 a.m., and then march to a Climate Justice Festival at OMSI in Southeast Portland around noon for a climate education festival, with events scheduled to end around 5 p.m.
In addition to the significant 2017 school improvement work now underway across the District, the 2017 Health Safety and Modernization Bond includes funding for the development of Conceptual Master Plans for Jefferson, Cleveland and Wilson High Schools. PPS is seeking community involvement to help create the Conceptual Master Plans for these schools.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Back to School Night
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Parent Circles with the Principal
6:30 PM PTA General Meeting
6:30 PM PTA Open Board Meeting
8:00 AM Site Council Meeting